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Akai Professional EWI USB

Electronic Wind Instrument de la marque Akai Professional appartenant à la série EWI

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Akai Professional EWI USBPublished on 12/04/08 at 02:42
(Originally written by billouze/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

24 hours!

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Rugged, light, very reactive.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

No. Like a lot of people, I dreamed about an EW400... But it was too expensive!

- How would you rate its value for money?

Excellent!

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes!!!!!!! One day of use is not much... But I didn't sleep a lot yesterday. The software provided gives good results. So I imagine the possibilities with Samplemodeling's The trumpet or any other high-quality software are huge... Even a big...…
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(Originally written by billouze/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- How long have you been using it?

24 hours!

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Rugged, light, very reactive.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

No. Like a lot of people, I dreamed about an EW400... But it was too expensive!

- How would you rate its value for money?

Excellent!

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes!!!!!!! One day of use is not much... But I didn't sleep a lot yesterday. The software provided gives good results. So I imagine the possibilities with Samplemodeling's The trumpet or any other high-quality software are huge... Even a big virtual synth would give stunning results.

Back to the product: I think Akai ought to provide a bag or a cover for the instrument...

But I love Akai anyhow
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graphicbreizhgraphicbreizh

Akai Professional EWI USBPublished on 11/12/13 at 09:53
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I use it for over a year.

Before I did not practice the south by keyboard or guitar (equipped GK-3 or on a Yamaha EX500 with the Ghost system). I was looking for specific tones instruments like sax, clarinet, flute etc ...

What is less well in Flash is that it takes at least an iPad or computer and kontakt or other libraries and its instruments. Ideal for the home studio, not practical for the stage ...

This instrument provides for an affordable price full range of the afternoon with this velocity and accents of a wind instrument. Ideal for beginners without breaking the bank. …
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I use it for over a year.

Before I did not practice the south by keyboard or guitar (equipped GK-3 or on a Yamaha EX500 with the Ghost system). I was looking for specific tones instruments like sax, clarinet, flute etc ...

What is less well in Flash is that it takes at least an iPad or computer and kontakt or other libraries and its instruments. Ideal for the home studio, not practical for the stage ...

This instrument provides for an affordable price full range of the afternoon with this velocity and accents of a wind instrument. Ideal for beginners without breaking the bank.
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sgenevaysgenevay

A "must have" in music programming

Akai Professional EWI USBPublished on 02/11/13 at 09:32
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I've had about 10 months.
No difficulty when out of the box. quickly recognized as a midi controller.
the module from its base (GARITAN aria) is absolutely realistic but definitely not all.
on the other hand, coupled with sound banks Sample Modeling (sounds studied for windcontrolers) and a good reverb (Altiverb), then the result is more than impressive.
Not knowing necessarily play a wind instrument (clarinet and saxophone) I chose EWI fingering Standart (one of the different fingerings offered by EWI) behaves roughly speaking as a single flute fingering. Therefore no difficulty in handling except perhaps managing to integrate octave but it is also quite fast.
Once the...…
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I've had about 10 months.
No difficulty when out of the box. quickly recognized as a midi controller.
the module from its base (GARITAN aria) is absolutely realistic but definitely not all.
on the other hand, coupled with sound banks Sample Modeling (sounds studied for windcontrolers) and a good reverb (Altiverb), then the result is more than impressive.
Not knowing necessarily play a wind instrument (clarinet and saxophone) I chose EWI fingering Standart (one of the different fingerings offered by EWI) behaves roughly speaking as a single flute fingering. Therefore no difficulty in handling except perhaps managing to integrate octave but it is also quite fast.
Once the presentations ... we quickly realized that we are able to program with the EWI breath controller and things infeasible to the modulation wheel. touch or programing will never replace the instinct that you put in a breath.
In any case my settings (orchestral) reached a much higher level of realism that I did before with this (low) investment.
It is clear that there will be more sophisticated devices such as EWI4000 which has additional functions ... but for a simple composition in the studio, the EWI USB is perfect
Bought in a shop on Ebay for much less American than Europe.
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PlougotPlougot

Great wind controller, who is ready to tame

Akai Professional EWI USBPublished on 02/11/13 at 14:30
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I use it for a little less than a year. I have not tried its closest competitor, the Yamaha WX5 from home.

Is not a wind instrument player, but a pianist, I was looking for a good wind controller. In the absence of breath sensor alone worthy of the name, I decided to buy the ewi usb to use as breath sensor + bite (double-checking the mouth) in addition to my keyboard ( in the workplace), and also as an instrument in its own right, just for fun.
I use it with virtual instruments Sample modeling that are particularly suitable for revealing the full potential of the beast.
So why only 8/10?
Already, because it is still expensive for something that by itself produces no sound...…
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I use it for a little less than a year. I have not tried its closest competitor, the Yamaha WX5 from home.

Is not a wind instrument player, but a pianist, I was looking for a good wind controller. In the absence of breath sensor alone worthy of the name, I decided to buy the ewi usb to use as breath sensor + bite (double-checking the mouth) in addition to my keyboard ( in the workplace), and also as an instrument in its own right, just for fun.
I use it with virtual instruments Sample modeling that are particularly suitable for revealing the full potential of the beast.
So why only 8/10?
Already, because it is still expensive for something that by itself produces no sound (provided the bank with not worth the detour).
But more importantly, because the manual is lacking, and the software configuration is unstable and extremely wrong. I myself run 32bit version on my W7 64bit, the 64bit version crashing consistently ... Go figure ...

But this is a minor little shadow, which should in no way obscure the overall very positive assessment of this tool, provided with the right to use virtual instruments behind (Sample Modeling is shown again ).
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  • Manufacturer: Akai Professional
  • Model: EWI USB
  • Series: EWI
  • Category: Electronic Wind Instruments
  • Added in our database on: 10/31/2008

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